The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1888

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The Geraldine is the name of A. Soby's new steam yacht, Picton.

Harvey Solmes, Waupoose, will command the steamer Rothesay.

The schr. Fabiola, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Breck & Booth's dock.

The schr. J.R. Noyes, from Chicago, is discharging a cargo of wheat at Portsmouth.

The schr. A. Falconer has gone to Big Sodus to load coal for Toronto. Freight 35 cents per ton.

The schr. Flora was anchored in the stream today. She is on her way to Grindstone Island to load stone.

The str. Ella Ross left on Saturday on her first trip between Kingston and Montreal, via the St. Lawrence and Rideau canal.

The steamer Passport, Capt. Bailie, arrived yesterday on her way west. Since her last appearance she has received some excellent improvements. Berths, after the pattern of those on Pullman cars, have been placed in her.

Two fishermen were setting night lines in Weller's Bay when they saw approaching Presque Isle a vessel which was laboring in a very heavy sea. She appeared to be sinking. They tied on just twelve hooks when they looked again and could not see her, but imagined they saw something white floating in the water, supposing it to be a top sail. Conclusions are drawn that this was the schr. Blanche.

The str. D.R. Van Allen, which travels between Trenton and Oswego, is in port. Last winter she was rebuilt at Oswego. Had there been a dry dock here Kingston would have had the benefit of the money spent on her. Over thirty Canadian vessels got their work done in Oswego, after which they had to pay 50 per cent duty.

On Saturday evening the str. Pierrepont started from Grindstone Island with the schr. Lena (sic - Lem ?) Ellsworth, Capt. Richards, in tow, laden with 700 tons of stone for Chicago. Half a mile from the island the schooner struck on Plum Island shoal and knocked a hole in her bottom. She sank. Steam pumps to relieve her arrived shortly after the accident from Kingston in charge of Capt. J. Donnelly. The most of the stone has been lightened from the unfortunate schooner, and she is expected to be afloat tomorrow. She is well out. Her bow is in ten feet of water and her stern eight feet under. She is owned by Mr. T. Martin, Oswego.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: strs. D.R. Van Allen, Oswego; Persia, Montreal; Ocean, St. Catharines; Corinthian, Toronto; Prop. Canada, Duluth, 7,833 bush. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1888